|Courses & Special Events
COURSE OFFERINGS 2013
- Narrative Theory and Practice for Screenwriters
- Creative Writing Seminar: Screenwriting
- Film Analysis and Research
- Film Styles and Genres: The Horror Film
- Special Topics: : Acting for Writers
- Special Topics: Writing the Television One-Hour Drama Pilot
- Video Production
- Advanced Screenwriting Tutorial
Comprehensive list of course offerings »
Summer 2012 Events
Screenwriting and Film Studies Director Tim Albaugh presents a screenwriting lecture using American Beauty as the model.
June 20, 7 p.m., Jackson Screening Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Reel v. Reel: Acquiring Life Rights and Developing Biopics
Producer Sean Sorensen (Head of Production at Motion Theory Films) will discuss how to acquire character life rights and how producers work with writers during the screenplay development process.
June 22, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
How to Create Compelling Scenes
Celebrated novelist, screenwriter, UCLA MFA Screenwriting Co-Chair and past Hollins professor Hal Ackerman will show us the keys to compelling scene writing. He will also discuss and read from his new novel Stein, Stung the second in his award-winning series of Harry Stein soft-boiled murder mysteries.
June 25, 7 p.m., Jackson Screening Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Special Screening of the Film Oka!
Screenwriter Suzanne Stroh presents a screening of the award-winning film Oka! Co-written by Ms. Stroh, Lavinia Currier, and Louis Sarno.
June 29, 7:30 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Film Faculty Wild Card Night!
Come see surprise presentations by our 2012 summer faculty! Ask any questions about the craft and business.
July 2, 7:30 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Silent Film Presentation
Hollins Film faculty member Matt Marshall talks about the elements of classic silent films and provides insight into the success of the Academy Award winning film The Artist.
July 9, 7:30 p.m., Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Special Andy Warhol Event and Screening
In conjunction with the Andy Warhol art exhibition at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins, Hollins lecturer Brent Stevens will present a screening of Warhol’s film Kitchen followed by a discussion of Warhol’s work and life.
July 13, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Student Wild Card Night!
A special night featuring readings of student screenplays with group feedback.
July 16, 7 p.m., Jackson Screening Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
First Annual Hollins University Screenwriting and Film Alumni Weekend
Alumni weekend kicks off with a screening of American Gun (starring Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Marcia Gay-Harden) presented by the writer of the film Steve Bagatourian. American Gun was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards. Steve will also speak about the process of writing biopics as he just completed writing the Tupac Shakur biopic that will be directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). Steve also just finished writing a biopic that is being produced by Denzel Washington.
July 20, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Alumni Screenings and Readings/The Business of the Business
Returning alumni will screen their works and present readings from their screenplays. Tim Albaugh will also speak on how to move from film student to professional in the field. July 21, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center